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D.C. voters could send three women under 35 to the Wilson Building this election cycle, replacing three men who range in age from 37 to 67.

Ward 4 Councilmember-elect Janeese Lewis George, 32, and Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto, 28, will replace Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd, 37, and Jack Evans, who held the Ward 2 seat for nearly 30 years and turned 67 on Halloween.

Although she has not declared victory, Christina Henderson, 33, has a comfortable lead for the at-large Council seat set aside for a member of the non-majority party. She would replace her former boss, 50-year-old At-Large Councilmember David Grosso, who opted not to run for re-election.

Unofficial results Wednesday morning show Henderson with about a three-point lead over Ed Lazere, Marcus Goodwin, and Vincent Orange, all of whom had greater name recognition and longer track records.

Asked how she was feeling after seeing the preliminary results Wednesday morning, Henderson says she is “cautiously optimistic.”

At-Large Councilmember Robert White, the Democratic nominee, will serve a second term after winning 25 percent of the vote in a 24-person race.

Voters also approved Initiative 81, which seeks to curb criminal enforcement of magic mushrooms and other plant-based psychedelics, and voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Here are the local results as of 2 a.m. Wednesday.

At-Large Councilmembers:

Voters could pick two from the list of 24 candidates. One seat was reserved for a non-Democrat.

Robert White (D): 92,061 (25%)

Christina Henderson (I): 55,048 (15%)

Vincent Orange (I): 45,023 (12%)

Marcus Goodwin (I): 43,795 (11.95%)

Ed Lazere (I): 41,998 (11%)

Ward 2 Councilmember:

Brooke Pinto (D): 14,816 (68.8%)

Randy Downs (I): 4,380 (20%)

Martín Miguel Fernandez (I): 1,509 (7%)

Peter Bolton (STG): 604 (2.8%)

Ward 4 Councilmember:

Janeese Lewis George (D): 26,325 (91.8%)

Perry Redd (STG): 1,646 (5.7%)

Ward 7 Councilmember:

Vince Gray (D), who ran unopposed: 22,688 (94%)

Ward 8 Councilmember:

Trayon “Ward Eight” White: 17,609 (78%)

Fred Hill (I): 3,485 (15%)

Christopher Cole (I): 685 (3%)

Nate “Ward 8” Derenge (R): 511 (2%)

At-Large State Board of Education (nonpartisan):

Jacque Patterson: 57,155 (32%)

Mysiki Valentine: 33,545 (18.8%)

Dorothy Douglas: 33,278 (18.6%)

Chris Martin: 19,564 (10.9%)

Ravi K. Perry: 19,258 (10.8%)

Troy Murphy: 12,504 (7%)

Ward 2 State Board of Education:

Allister Chang: 8,258 (48.7%)

Sarah Mehrotra: 5,647 (33%)

James Harnett: 2,009 (11.8%)

Christopher Etesse: 837 (4.9%)

Ward 4 State Board of Education:

Frazier L. O’Leary, Jr. (unopposed): 22,111 (97%)

Ward 7 State Board of Education:

Eboni-Rose Thompson: 9,366 (41%)

Don Trell Smith: 5,902 (25.9%)

Karen Williams: 5,736 (25%)

Charles Boston: 1,565 (6.8%)

Ward 8 State Board of Education:

Carlene D. Reid: 9,313 (46%)

Ryan Washington: 5,487 (27%)

Lajoy Johnson0 Law: 5,041 (25%)

Initiative 81:

Yes: 148,620 (76%)

No: 46,116 (23%)